Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
09.08.39
TB
5ST
5ST
5ST

BROMLEY NORTH STN - Bromley - Westmoreland Road - Hayes Lane - Hayes Station - Corkscrew Hill - West Wickham - Shirley Park - Addiscombe Road - CROYDON Barclay Road
New Route

13.12.39
TB
5STL
5STL
5STL

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON Barclay Road
Converted to STL type

Taken from 1943 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

10.10.45
TB
12STL
13STL
10STL

BROMLEY NORTH STN  -  CROYDON
New schedules with increased frequencies


13.04.49
TB
12STL+
12STL
13STL
    1RT/47
1STL/61
   

BROMLEY NORTH STN  -  CROYDON
New schedules with increased frequencies


11.10.50
TB
12RTW
12RTW
13RTW

BROMLEY NORTH STN  -  CROYDON
Converted to RTW type

02.05.51
TB
12RT
12RT
13RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN  -  CROYDON
RTW type replaced by RT.

30.04.58
TB
12RT+
11RT
8RT
    2RT/47    


10.05.61
TB
14RT
11RT
6RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON Barclay Road - West Croydon Stn - Waddon - Purley Way - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Croydon to Thornton Heath Garage via Waddon.


09.05.62
TB
14RT
12RT
6RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON - Purley Way - Thornton Heath Pond - Brigstock Rd - THORNTON HEATH High Street (Mon-Fri peaks)
Mon-Fri peaks extended from Thornton Heath Garage to High Street via Brigstock Road.


29.01.64
TB
13RT
12RT
5RT

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Withdrawn between High Street and Garage in Thornton Heath.

RT4280 Hayes


31.10.70
TB
13RT
--
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
Weekend service replaced by Routes 119A and 119B


 

 

 

 

 

 

RT3280 Shirley

© Malcolm Allan

 

 

 

 


02.05.76
TB101+
15RM
--
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON Bus Station (Mon-Fri) - THORNTON HEATH GARAGE (Mon-Fri peaks)
RT type replaced by Routemasters

RM2103 Cairo New Road

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28.10.78
TB101+
16RM
11RM
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - West Croydon - London Road - Thornton Heath Pond - Brigstock Road - THORNTON HEATH High Street ( Mon-Sat )
Service diverted at West Croydon via London Road (withdrawn 119A) and revised to operate at all times Mon-Sat to TH High Street.
Route 119A withdrawn therefore Saturday service re-introduced.


16.10.84
TB101+
13Tc
9Tc
--

BROMLEY NORTH STN - THORNTON HEATH High Street ( Mon-Sat )
Crew Titans replace Routemasters.

27.04.85
TB101+
14T#
13T#
6T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - THORNTON HEATH High Street ( Daily )
Sunday service introduced to replace withdrawn 119B
# Joint with 138

T1083 George Street, Croydon

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29.07.89
TB101+
11T
10T
7T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - THORNTON HEATH High Street ( Daily )
Joint allocation with 138 withdrawn.

LS77 West Croydon Bus Station fills in for a Titan

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14.03.92
TB101+
12T
9T#
13T#

BROMLEY NORTH STN - WEST CROYDON
#Sunday joint with 166/198
Withdrawn between West Croydon and Thornton Heath

06.09.94
TB101+
12T
9T#
13T#
Selkent purchased by Stagecoach


30.06.96
TB101+
11T
7T
13T

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace.
Rerouted at Croydon to Croydon Airport replacing lost section of Route 194

29.08.98
MB131+
13ON
12ON
7ON
Contract reassigned to Metrobus

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace.
New operator

839 Croydon Town Centre

MB131+
16ON
16ON
9ON
Night
MB931+
3ON
3ON
3ON

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace.
Contract renewal with increased frequencies and night service added

 

 

463 in the attractive Metrobus livery

 


08.12.07
C131+
16ON
16ON
9ON
Night
MB931
3ON
3ON
3ON

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace.
Allocation moved to Croydon (C) but night service stayed at Green Street Green

28.08.10
C131+
16SC
16SC
9SC
Night
MB931
3SC
3SC
3SC

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace
Contract renewal

 

 

Scania Omnidecker 455 Bromley South

 


Taken from 2014 map drawn by Mike Harris
busmap.co.uk

29.08.15
C131+
16WHV
16WHV
9WHV
Night
C931+
3WHV
3WHV
3WHV

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace
Contract renewal with new Volvo Gemini3 vehicles
Night service transferred to Croydon in line with day service

WHV43 Bromley Town Centre

© JLT Photography


29.08.20
C131+
16WHV
16WHV
9WHV
Night
C931+
3WHV
3WHV
3WHV

BROMLEY NORTH STN - CROYDON AIRPORT Water Palace
Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

TB Bromley
Changeover point Bromley North Street Mon - Fri - Sat until 1300
Westmoreland Road Sat after 1300 and all day Suns
Garage journeys from Bromley via Route 47

MB Green Street Green
Changeover point Bromley North
Garage journeys run out of service

C Croydon
Changeover point CROYDON Colonnades
Garage journeys run out of service

 

 

 

© Ian Armstrong 2021
Date of edit   Tuesday, 13.07.21